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manage orders without sales

on 6/20/13, 3:13 PM 1,153 views

Is it possible to manage orders without creating a sales order and an invoice? In other words, can I enter an order, bypassing the sales and invoicing functions in order to manage stock and use the traceability to keep track of what was shipped where? This would make OpenERP an order-fulfillment tool as well as an inventory management tool to keep track of the movement of products from the manufacturing and warehouse side.

I would have thought it possible by changing the work flow - but I havent a clue how to do it! Sorry!

on 6/20/13, 6:21 PM
Nicholas Burdick
On 6/21/13, 9:22 PM


I'm not sure I understand your question 100%, but if you install just the Warehouse module, it will track just incoming shipments and Delivery Orders. The Warehouse module doesn't depend on the Sales module. But it does depend on the invoicing module, admittedly. I believe that's only the case because Suppliers and Customers reside in the Invoicing module (I could be wrong).

Anyway, with just the Warehouse module installed, you can start just using the Deliver Products and Incoming Products options.

Does that answer your question?


Sort of answers my question. In our companies case we manufacture for the seller and ship direct from our warehouse however all the finances related to the sale of the products to customers come in to us through the seller. Therefore no need for me to track any financial exchange or bookeeping within OpenERP. I simply need to create the order with details (picking slip) which will help me utilize inventory and planning shipments accordingly. Does this sound possible or would I be better suited looking for other software. Any info is a big help. Thanks in advance Nick!!!

on 6/24/13, 12:42 PM

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